Higher Education Costs Continue to Escalate
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The choice to attend college is inevitable for most people. College graduates have been statistically proven to earn substantially more than non-college graduates over the course of their lifetimes and report a greater overall satisfaction with life.
However, it is important to understand that the cost of attending college also continues to increase. The College Board reports that 2012-2013 tuition and fees have risen significantly. Private four-year colleges are up 4.2% (to an average of $29,056) from 2011-2012 for tuition and fees.
Public four-year colleges are up 4.8% (to an average of $8,655) from last year for in-state tuition and fees. Public four-year colleges are up 4.2% (to an average of $21,706) from last year for out-of-state tuition and fees. Even public two-year schools are up 5.8% (to an average of $3,131). The report indicates that the subsidies provided to full-time undergraduates at public universities through the combination of grant aid and federal tax benefits averaged $5,750 in 2012-2013.
While the cost of attending college may seem daunting, there are plenty of options available for financing your education. Contact us to discuss your options in a free consultation!
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